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Updated - effective from 14 May 2020 until further notice. Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 visitor access to health facilities continues to be restricted.– details for all facilities...

Last updated:
29 April 2020

Please remember, limiting our interactions with others is our best defence against COVID-19. Please don’t visit the hospital if you don’t need to. The following level 2 visitor restrictions are in place for all Canterbury DHB health facilities:

  • Visitors will be screened and asked to provide contact details upon arrival
  • Visitors who are unwell or have suspicion of COVID-19 will not be able to enter
  • Aged residential care: no visitors, however, family visits for palliative care residents who do not have COVID-19 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Specific and detailed visitor restrictions that apply to each hospital are available on our COVID-19 page.

CEO Update – Monday 12 August 2019

Monday 12 August 2019CEO Update1 minute to read

In this edition of the CEO Update…

CEO David Meates outlines some of the many ways Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow has made a difference to children and school communities and how its success has made it a very deserving finalist in the Spirit of Service Awards. He also congratulates the People and Capability team for their selection as finalists in the 2019 Champion Canterbury Awards – Ara Champion Workplace Awards.

This issue also celebrates Pacific Island Language Weeks and the importance of preserving indigenous languages, promotes the new day surgery for people who need surgery for an abscess, shares the story of a special teddy bears picnic featuring donated knitted teddies, and much more.

You can read the Canterbury DHB CEO Update in two different formats:

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